Ive just finished this book and found it to be an outstanding read!! Similar to 3 Para by Patrick Bishop, it covers the Battlegroup's deployment into Afghanistan on Herrick IV, this time looking at things from the CO's perspective. Parts of the book that really stand out: The tragic death of Private Damien Jackson, the lone charge of Cpl Brian Budd VC against the Taliban, Colonel Tootal's emotional visit to Selly Oakâ¦â¦â¦â¦... probably too many more to mention. One other part in the book that for me personally really stood out, was once debated in a thread here on ARRSE. Fallschrimjager was of the opinion (something I agree with) that on some operations, wearing minimal or no body armour and lightweight Para helmets is far more effective than when wearing heavier, more cumbersome body armour and that the benefits outweigh the risks. Colonel Tootal explains his decision for authorising this on Herrick IV and his frustration at it being banned since. It makes interesting reading. â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦. and WH Smith have it on sale for Â£11!!